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ISBN:0801970210
Author: Richard Zakin
ISBN13: 978-0801970214
Title: Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Potter's Guide to Clays and Glazes
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Language: English
Category: Crafts and Hobbies
Publisher: Chilton Book Co (1981)
Pages: 242

Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Potter's Guide to Clays and Glazes by Richard Zakin



Get the Best Results From Your Electric Kiln&break;&break;Electric kilns offer the ceramist safety, convenience, and reliability and have gained tremendous popularity among a wide range of ceramists. Excellent Starter Book on Glazing. com User, November 5, 2007. For someone new to firing and glazes, this book is an excellent place to start. It explains things in simple terms, provides pictures and demystifies the process. While it doesn't provide an in-depth discussion of chemical changes and formulas or more than some basic recipes, it provided the basics I was looking for.

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Richard Zakin is a well-known expert and respected teacher, potter and writer. His own work has been exhibited around the country. I'm still not sure we're going to invest in a ceramics kiln, but this was a very interesting book about the craft. Too much biography of famous contemporary ceramic artists (totally uninteresting - these are not names that mean anything to me, so, bleah), but otherwise interesting explanations of different types and techniques. 4 people found this helpful.

This inclusive guide will assist ceramists in using the electric kiln to produce clear, brilliant colors and richly textured surfaces. Provides completely revised glaze recipes, information on commercial glaze for low fire, and updated health and safety information. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. Excellent text. com User, 12 years ago. The images in this book are amazing! Every significant ceramic artists is represented.

Publication date 1994. Topics Ceramics, Electric kilns. Publisher Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co. ; London : A & C Black. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.

Electric Kiln Ceramics book. Informative and worth the trip to the library. Jake rated it really liked it Jul 18, 2012. Sandy added it Jan 08, 2013. Jean-daen couch-davidson is currently reading it Sep 17, 2016.

Electric kiln firing receives some criticism for this drawback. However, many recent developments in glazes have opened up opportunities for a wider range of possibilities for electric pottery kiln firing. If I could recommend only one book about working with an electric kiln it would be Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clays and Glazes by Richard Zakin. It is one of those beautiful, valuable resources the pages of which have become speckled with glaze, creased, marked, and muddied from loving use. It's loaded with forming techniques as well as clay, glaze and firing information

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Get the Best Results From Your Electric Kiln

Electric kilns offer the ceramist safety, convenience, and reliability and have gained tremendous popularity among a wide range of ceramists.

In this third edition of Electric Kiln Ceramics, noted ceramist and teacher Richard Zakin provides information to help you make the best possibly use of your electric kiln.

Beginning with an introduction to electric kilns and the various clays and glazes best suited to their use, the book addresses all aspects of using these kilns, including appropriate ceramic surfaces, imagery creation strategies, loading and firing, and safety practices.Dozens of clay body and glazy recipes formulated specifically for use in electric kilnsStep-by-step photos and directions for several processes, including clay mixing, glazy testing, sprigging and stampingExtensive information on the structure of the electric kiln, how to maintain it, and how to purchase the kiln that's right for youEssays and interviews with noted ceramists who fire in electric kilns

Reviews: 7
Zamo
Love books about pottery.
Preve
I was a student of Richard at SUNY Oswego. Like to keep copies of his books as reference for future art projects.
Meztisho
This book is excellent. It will teach you not only everything you need to know to get started, but it gives glaze recipies and tips for intermediate types as well. I recommend it.
Ieslyaenn
this is the potters best friend for sure. It has such good information on glaze mixes and temps for the kiln.
Vudozilkree
I'm still not sure we're going to invest in a ceramics kiln, but this was a very interesting book about the craft. Too much biography of famous contemporary ceramic artists (totally uninteresting - these are not names that mean anything to me, so, bleah), but otherwise interesting explanations of different types and techniques. A very worthwhile book - it will probably either galvanize you into investing in the kiln and materials, or turn you away from it, saving your money!
Fordrellador
Zankin presents a very thorough explanation of the various aspects of electric kiln firing. I was specially impressed with the section on glazes for different temperatures. Highly recommend this book.
Akisame
As a 30 year professional at the potters craft, and a wannabe potter for a decade before that, I am curently grasping the nettle, taking instruction on moving from a gas fired, large production to a smaller based, focused electric fire mellieu. I have expended many dollars,read many texts, thoroughly studied many programs.

While no one text can possibly hope to accomodate every taste,this one has been the most helpful to me. I do not agree with every approach Zakin takes to illustrate the craft:too many irrelevant glossy photos hulking about for my money. The author does however interview a variety of seasoned ceramic artists to divine their strategies about how to cope with the limitations and explore the freedom of what is essentially a brand new field.In all my reading of electric fire ceramics he seems to be the only one to do this.It is essential you get the most current publication,earlier texts are rather off the mark.

I realize that if you are new to pottery or inclined to more academic, aesthetic or historical aspects of the art, this approach will likely strike you as boring and out of focus. Start with The Potters Book by Bernard Leach,and go from there. You will want up to the minute technical info on firing and maintaining electronic kilns;,any good kiln maker(I use L&L) will have a website that covers every single detail,and believe me you will need that.
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This review pertains to the 2004 all-color edition of this book. Because I don't think that Amazon has yet implemented time travel to future books for its customers, it is clear that the reviews dated 2000 and 2001 pertain to a much older edition of this book.

This book seems a very reasonable introductory survey of things you do in ceramics, so would be a reasonable self-teaching text for someone using an electric kiln (check the table of contents to see the topics). About half the book is technique (though not as detailed as many other books, such as Petersen or Warshaw). Technique discussion is illustrated by many fascinating photos. Then about half the book is simply "Gallery" with more fascinating and beautiful photos, but no text. So the quantity of text is not huge, but what is there seems quite useful.

In the discussion section, at various points it got quite interesting. E.g. with glazes, it goes through things that can occur in glazes (crawling, shivering, crazing, etc.), and then tells you how to accomplish it if you want, and then how to avoid it if you don't. To me this was one of the more fascinating because it explained how these effects came about and how to strive for them. This particular part was only a few pages, but quite worthwhile if these kinds of things interest you.

At time to time, as appropriate, there were discussions relevant to electric kilns, but the whole book wasn't just electric kilns. This book is more of an artistic text book with electric kiln pointers, than a highly technical electric kiln book.